21 hours : why a shorter working week can help us all to flourish in the 21st century /
Contributor(s): Franklin, Jane | Simms, Andrew | Murphy, Mary (ed.)Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: 38 p. : illISBN: 1904882706; 9781904882701Subject(s): Hours Of Labour Europe | Wages And Labour Productivity | Income | Work And Family | Employment Statistics - Europe | Cost And Standard Of Living | Working Hours | Well Being | Social Justice | New Economics Foundation (nef) | Employment/unemploymentOnline Resources: Electronic copy
This report is part of The Great Transition. February 2010 Bibliography : p. 34-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORK
This report sets out arguments for a much shorter working week. It proposes a radical change in what is considered 'normal' down from 40 hours or more, to 21 hours. While people can choose to work longer or shorter hours, we propose that 21 hours, or its equivalent spread across the calendar year, should become the standard that is generally expected by government, employers, trade unions, employees, and everyone else.